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Who We Are

Ryan Erisman

I’ve led Marines in counterinsurgency, broken bread with enemies we turned to allies, and implemented regenerative farming practices while pursuing a master’s degree in social innovation and sustainability leadership. The experiences share more similarities than differences—immerse yourself in the environment, observe without judgment, see connections in the larger system, and adapt your thinking to build symbiotic relationships that facilitate change.

I’ve been inside organizations that put tremendous talent and effort towards solving problems that turned out to be symptoms. I’ve been caught up in it, and I’ve watched it unfold in companies and communities around me.  It’s painful from either perspective once you realize what’s happening. I started coaching and consulting to help passionate leaders break out of those cycles, stop putting energy towards ineffective change, and start making the changes that matter.

Building on experience from battlefields to farm fields and business to bureaucracy, I help people discover the perspectives and practices to make high-impact changes that go beyond just improving profit and productivity to creating wellbeing for themselves, their organization, and their community. 

Why 'Odyssey'?  I have a strong connection to the journey.  Odysseus fought for ten years and took ten years to return home.  I served in the Marine Corps for just over a decade and took almost another decade to settle down on a piece of land and establish Odyssey Farm

I know this: learning, leadership, change, and life itself are all journeys.  We're all trying to make our way to better.

Now and then, we need a guide.

Treva Wetherell

Treva has spent her professional career helping transform lives and communities. Her clients come from many professional sectors - communications, human resources, engineering, healthcare, non-profit, education, agriculture, and more. What they share is a desire to move purposefully towards their goals and dreams while navigating the inevitable challenges and changes – planned or unplanned – in their lives with less stress and more ease and flow.

She has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s degree in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability from Blekinge Institute of Technology in Karlskrona, Sweden. She also holds professional coaching credentials from the University of Wisconsin Certified Professional Coach Program (UWCPC) and the International Coaching Federation (ICF-ACC). She has also lived in four countries and traveled in more than 33; she has paused work to travel for six months twice (so far) and, as a deep believer in the importance of putting love into action, has led seven short-term volunteer trips to four continents to work alongside people in local communities to build safe affordable long-lasting shelter for families without it.

Treva is a powerful thinking partner to dream and explore with, and will provide structure, support, and accountability to help you make the changes you want to make in your work and personal life so you can thrive.

When she’s not coaching, you’ll find her traveling far and wide, exploring new places close to home, or spending time outdoors - growing food, hiking, paddling, camping, or sitting quietly on a rock or in a hammock watching the world (or just the Odyssey Farm chickens) go by.

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